Young people, aged 15-24, represent almost one-fourth of the total number of individuals using the internet worldwide. They are at the forefront of today’s digital economy, with 70% of the world’s youth are online, while across the total of 104 countries, studied by ITU, more than 80% of the youth population are online.
Find out more about the latest statistics of using the internet around the whole world by young people/youth:
- 71% of young people are using the internet, compared to 48% of the total population who use the internet too.
- In developed countries, 94% of young people use the internet compared with 67% in developing countries and only 30% in the least developed countries (LDCs).
- China and India hold 320 million (39%) of the 830 million young people who are online.
- Only 15% of households in LDCs have internet access at home and many internet users are accessing the internet from other shared public connections outside the home.
- Males are more likely than females to use the internet, as females are 12% lower than the proportion of men using the internet worldwide.
- Mobile-broadband subscriptions have grown more than 20% annually in the last 5 years.
- In contrast, the global number of fixed-broadband subscriptions has increased by 9% annually in the same period.
A Graph Shows the Proportion of Individuals Using the Internet, by Gender, 2017